NASA to Release New Women@NASA Videos in Celebration of Women's History Month

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will release new Women@NASA video interviews at the Women, Aerospace and Innovation event on March 8. The event will take place at the George Washington University's Jack Morton Auditorium and Marvin Center in Washington, D.C., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST.

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The Women@NASA website showcases women from diverse backgrounds, with careers at NASA, telling their stories in their own words. Featured women include astronauts, engineers, scientists and administrators. They discuss their accomplishments and offer encouragement to women and girls considering technical careers to become the trailblazers of tomorrow. The website also provides information about NASA internships and career opportunities.

The event also will spotlight information from the Girl Scouts Research Institute on how to inspire young women to enter science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The National Academy of Engineering will present its Engineer Girl website, which answers questions girls may have about engineering jobs and hosts an annual essay contest on ways engineering impacts the world.

Additionally, Women@NASA will announce new ways its audience can connect online, including a new Twitter handle, Facebook page and forthcoming smartphone application.

The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Registration is open and seating is limited.

To learn more and to register, visit:

http://women.nasa.gov/womens-history-month/

Women@NASA is a continuing, joint effort by NASA and the White House Council on Women and Girls to relate STEM fields to young females. For more information on the project, visit:

http://women.nasa.gov/

and

http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/cwg

SOURCE NASA



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